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English noun: porter

1. porter (person) a person employed to carry luggage and supplies


Broader (hypernym)jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer


Narrower (hyponym)redcap, skycap

2. porter (person) someone who guards an entrance


Synonymsdoor guard, doorkeeper, doorman, gatekeeper, hall porter, ostiary


Broader (hypernym)guard


Narrower (hyponym)commissionaire, night porter, ticket collector, ticket taker

3. Porter (person) United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)


SynonymsKatherine Anne Porter


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

4. Porter (person) United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)


SynonymsCole Albert Porter, Cole Porter


Instance hypernymcomposer

5. Porter (person) United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)


SynonymsO. Henry, William Sydney Porter


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

6. porter (person) a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)


SynonymsPullman porter


Broader (hypernym)employee

7. porter (food) a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley


Synonymsporter's beer


Broader (hypernym)ale


English verb: porter

1. porter (contact) carry luggage or supplies


SamplesThey portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)carry, transport









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